Monday, 25 August 2014 13:35

Comedy Best Bet: Mike Birbiglia

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Mike Birbiglia, “Thank God for Jokes”
Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo
Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
$45, (269) 345-6500

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has been on the roll to end all rolls for the last several years. It all started with his critically acclaimed one-man show, Sleep Walk With Me, and cascaded right into his current touring pièce de résistance, Thank God for Jokes. Perhaps most famously known for jumping out a second-story motel window while sleep walking back in 2008, Birbiglia has made an art form out of his rapid-eye-movement behavioral disorder, dissecting his personal irregularity with astonishing ease and clarity onstage, to great comedic effect. It comes as perhaps no surprise, then, that the man affectionately known as Birbigs is universally beloved by almost all who come to know him and his work – if the personal is political, then Mike Birbiglia is a politician with a microphone who touches the lives of nearly all who come into contact with him. Set aside some time for this Tuesday show and treat yourself to a truly top-form comedian. 

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